British police are conducting a “terrorist investigation” into a triple stabbing attack at a Manchester railway station on New Year’s Eve, the city’s top officer says.
“We are treating this as a terrorist investigation which is being led by counter-terrorism officers with support from Greater Manchester police,” said Greater Manchester police chief constable, Ian Hopkins, at a news conference on Tuesday, referring to the stabbing of three people – including a police officer – at Manchester Victoria station on Monday evening.
“They were working through the night to piece together the details of what happened and to identify the man who was arrested,” he added.
Hopkins said counter-terrorism officers have arrested a 25-year-old man who remains in custody under Britain’s mental health act and that they are searching an address near the city center “which is believed to be where the man had most recently been living”.
During the attack, a…